Skylark Cottage

Whitby, Whitby

  • 3 Star
  • This cosy Grade II listed period fisherman's cottage is situated off Pier Road. There are views of the Marina from the ground floor and from the first floor the old swing bridge.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • No WiFi
  • Garden/Courtyard


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels not provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden, courtyard or patio
  • Parking permit provided
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 2pm
  • Check out: 10am

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Skylark Cottage 

Description: House 


The nearest bus stop is: Local, 800m 

The nearest train station is: Whitby Railway Station, 800m 

The nearest food shop is: Deli, 200m 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Restaurant/bar, 50m 

The nearest petrol is: 700m 

Mobility equipment hire is: Whitby DAG, Flowergate, Whitby, 300m 

Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: Street 

For what sized cars? Any 

Good space to unload once parked? On arrival park in the loading bay then walk up Pier Lane, 50m to cottage. This is quite steep. 

Number of spaces available:  

The parking surface is: Firm 

Distance to the property from the parking: 100m plus (50m to unload) The car can then be parked on the street in the area covered by the parking permit supplied but where this is depends on the availability of space. It will most probably mean and uphill walk to the car. 

Is parking level? Yes 

Distance to nearest parking area: 100m 

Is it pay and display?  

The width of the path to the property is: 2m  

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 1 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 1 

The doors widths are: 0.8m 

Keyhole height: 1.2m 

How many steps are there to the entrance: None at the front door. Once in the property there are 5 steps up to the main living/dining/kitchen and 7 steps down to the shower room/wc and one of the bedrooms. 

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 0.8m 

Is there good space between the furniture: Fair 

Is it movable or fixed: Movable 


The flooring is: Wooden 

The door widths are: 0.8m 

The worktop height is: 0.9m 

Is the oven set high or low? Low 

The fridge height is: Under worktop 

The freezer height is: N/A 

Is crockery stored high or low? High and low 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where:  

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 3 

The number of steps between floors is: 12 

The flooring is: Carpet 

The door widths are: 0.8m 

Bed sizes are: 4'6”  

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: 0.8m 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No 

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No 

Is there a ground floor WC?: WC in yard or lower ground floor 

Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?:  

Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: No 

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No 

The flooring is: Tiled 

Outdoor facilities 

External areas are: Firm and level 

Permanent seated is provided 

There is outside lighting 

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)  

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired  

There are no barriers to entry into any part of the garden  

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas  


Is there a land line for guests to use? No  

Mobile reception details: Reasonable 

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes 

Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low  

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No 

Any other information:  

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute's is not to be held responsible for the content therein. 



This cosy Grade II listed, detatched period fisherman's cottage is situated on a cobbled path off Pier Road near the renowned Magpie Cafe and the pier. Although the cottage is near a busy and popular part of Whitby, its enclosed yard makes it a haven of peace. The cottage is full of character with many exposed beams and probably dates from the 18th century.

Hallway. A few steps lead up to
Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: Exposed beams, TV with Sky Freeview, DVD and radio/CD player. Fridge with icebox, ceramic hob with electric grill and oven and extractor hood, microwave and washer dryer. Dining table and chairs.
Fairly steep cottage stairs lead up to the

Bedroom 1:
Double bed with lots of original exposed beams.

Off the entrance hallway a few steps lead down to

Bedroom 2:
Double bed and built-in wardrobes.
Shower room: Shower, toilet and washbasin.

Pets: Sorry, no pets.
Garden: Spacious, enclosed south facing patio/garden with garden furniture.
Parking: Scratch Cards are provided for zoned, local on-street parking on a first come, first served basis.
Heating: Gas central heating.
Short breaks: Not accepted at peak times.
Notes: WiFi is not available. The mobile phone signal is variable. Please bring your own towels. Travel cot available but you will need to bring own cot bedding. The access to the property is not suitable for people with mobility problems.


Really enjoyed our stay, perfect location and relaxing ambience.

M Pickles,


Area Information

Whitby is a popular choice for visitors all year round. It is well known for its long sandy beach and delicious seafood. The river Esk flows through the town to the sea and cottages are perched on the hills on each side, with cobbled streets and historic yards providing a maze of places to explore. The town has a fantastic mix of modern shops and services, traditional stores and boutique shops. Whitby jet continues to be made into beautiful jewellery and sold in a number of shops.  There are plenty of excellent restaurants which serve local fish and seafood, as well as a wonderful choice of cafes and tearooms.

The ruins of Whitby Abbey stand dominantly on the clifftop and can be reached by climbing the 199 steps from the old town. The Abbey is said to have been the inspiration for Bram Stoker's novel Count Dracula, and its gothic splendour is the perfect place from which to take in some truly stunning views over the town, harbour and coastline. Whitby harbour is steeped in history and visitors can see where British explorer Captain James Cook first worked as an apprentice before setting sail and discovering Australia. A statue of this great explorer stands proudly above the town, along with some huge whalebones, a sign of the town's maritime history. The harbour is a buzz of activity and you can enjoy early mornings watching the fishing boats come ashore before getting first choice of their catch of the day.

There's always something happening throughout the town, with festivals and fairs are held throughout the year. These include Whitby Folk Week and the Whitby Regatta, and there are two popular Goth festivals each year. For more information on Whitby and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Coast Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.